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one of the coolest things ever happened to me

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  1. biggins

    biggins Rump Junkie

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    there was a thing called benefest going on right up the road from my house outside this bar in the parking lot. tons of bands and vendors and a silent auction table for local artists to donate works to be auctioned off with all money made going to the Red Cross.

    well i didnt have any money to donate so i printed one of my photos, threw it in a frame and donated it to the silent auction figuring it might make 10 bucks or something. It was the 4th highest grossing piece in the entire auction!!!!!! Not only that but i was on the news as was my photo and my name!!!!!!

    the hard part was when people found out it was me that took it and they wanted to talk art/photography and telling me "i like your work, do you have more?" i didnt know really how to respond other than saying "uhhhhhh thanks". i dont consider myself an artist but whatever. I also had 2 people want to commission me for work. I guess it is time to find the money to get a better camera.

    However it feels good to know that a picture with my name on it (the buyer had me sign it)is hanging in someones house and that the picture got the red cross more money than i ever could have donated on my own. As well i may be able to chase a dream that i have had for many years to become a photographer.
     

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  2. Cooter Brown

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    dude! that's flippin' sweet! what pic was it? can you post it on here so we can see too?

    congrats Biggz
     
  3. DHS

    DHS Friendly Neighborhood Pool Boy

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    well thats freaking sweet man!
    1000000 points
     
  4. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    nice one biggins.
     
  5. SuzyCreamcheese

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    Congratulations! It's a great feeling, isn't it? A good camera is nice to have, but if you have limited $$$then buy better lenses and a really good tripod w/ ballhead. Better lenses and a very stable tripod will do waaaaaaaaaaaaaay more for you than a better camera.

    The Cheese
     
  6. Jeremy R

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    Yep, now just learn to talk like art school softies, and you will be bringing in the $.
    Say things like, "Yeah, I take pictures not with my camera but with my soul." ;)
    Congrats.:thumb:
     
  7. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Sweet man! Good for you!

    It wasn't a picture of your avatar, was it?
     
  8. McGRP01

    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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    Coincidence that the thing was called a BEN-e-fest? I think not!! :D Congrats! :thumb:
     
  9. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Nice work, mang!

    I thought you were going to say you were posting from Flagstaff......... :think:
     
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    Nice :thumb: Congratulations!
     
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    Cool - I'd also be interested in seeing a pic, if possible.
     
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    That's really cool. This thread is useless without the pic though :D
     
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    Congratulations! That's really awesome and it sounds like you have A LOT more talent than you give yourself credit for...
     
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    That is one of the coolest things I've ever heard!
    Biiiiig congradulations! Take the ball and run with it as far as you can. There are so many people who wish they could make money doing something like that, and somehow, you've had the opportunity flung in front of you.

    And now you have an excuse to wear black turtlenecks!
     
  15. biggins

    biggins Rump Junkie

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    here it is. i printed it 8x10 and put it into a black tri-matte frame it looked good.

     
  16. biggins

    biggins Rump Junkie

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    oh and thanks for all of your encouragement.
     
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    very awesome!
     
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    Man, that IS one cool pic

    now go take more!
     
  19. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    thats awesome bigs... good job... what made you pick that one?? just one that you liked a lot???
     
  20. biggins

    biggins Rump Junkie

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    yeah pretty much. there were four people bidding against each other on it. it was fun to watch and all the money went to a good cause.
     
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    Admit it........you were just getting a good close up so you could tie a better hopper for fishing.... ;)
     
  22. biggins

    biggins Rump Junkie

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    nawww. haha. i do have a lot of pictures of other bugs just for that purpose though.
     
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    Good job, Ben..
     
  24. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    Thats awesome man :thumb:

    If you don't mind, how much did it go for?
     
  25. enkidu

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    Wow, it really IS a nice pic, biggins! . . . So begins biggins' long-awaited true career.
     
  26. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    hellshyeah! that kicks ass & cool photo too. Your good Karma is working for you. I dint know if I would run out & buy a camera, simply because the one you have seems to be working out for you. what kind is it?
     
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    bluebug32 Asshat

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    That's an amazing photograph. Great job! And what a wonderful way to benefit the Red Cross.

    On a sidenote, my gecko would freak out if that photo. was hanging near his tank. He loves to chase any insects that hop!
     
  28. biggins

    biggins Rump Junkie

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    i actually have a copy hanging over my geckos cage right now.
     
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    nice work

    that is one sweet photo, no wonder ppl wanted so badly
     
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    how much did it sell for?
     
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    Cool! Keep it up!
     
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    That picture is cool! I like it.